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The Pennsylvania Paralegal, 1st Edition

  • William P. Statsky
  • John D. DeLeo Jr.
  • ISBN-10: 1418013005
  • ISBN-13: 9781418013004
  • 576 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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About the Product

The Pennsylvania Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. It serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for paralegal students and employed paralegals in the state. The information in the book, including its comprehensive legal dictionary, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school and on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help paralegals in many aspects of their day-to-day classes and jobs.


  • Introduces the reader to the paralegal career in Pennsylvania.

  • Provides a comprehensive legal dictionary

  • Reprints the newly revised Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Provides ethical opinions governing paralegals

  • Covers the unauthorized practice of law in the state

  • Provides extensive resources on finding or changing jobs

  • Explains important employment rights of paralegals

  • Outlines the major resources for conducting research in Pennsylvania law

  • Explains the judicial, legislative, and executive structure of government in the state

  • Covers pro bono opportunities for paralegals

  • Provides timelines for typical civil and criminal cases in Pennsylvania courts

  • Provides examples of local citation rules

About the Author

William P. Statsky

William Statsky has been is a member of the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and a member of the Certifying Board of the National Association of Legal Assistants. He has taught at Columbia Law School, UCLA School of Law, Antioch School of Law and Thomas Edison State College and is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals. He was a member of the transition team for then-President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M.) in urban affairs as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).

John D. DeLeo Jr.

Professor, Central Pennsylvania College; B.A. in Political Science; J.D. from Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law

Table of Contents

Part 1: Paralegal Profession.
Part 2: Paralegal Employment.
Part 3: Ethics, Paralegals, and Attorneys.
Part 4: Legal System.
Part 5: Legal Research and Records Research.
Part 6: Procedure: Some Basics.
Part 7: Sample Documents.
Part 8: Comprehensive Legal Dictionary.